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Jordan Shipp proves he’ll be a valuable Tar Heel with All-American Bowl performance

What the UNC football team is losing in star wide receiver Devontez Walker next year, it’s gaining in Providence Day (N.C.) wide receiver Jordan Shipp.

The two main things you need to know about Shipp – he’s a talented wide receiver and he comes from a winning program.

Providence Day boasts arguably North Carolina’s greatest private school football team, winning three straight (and four/past five) NCISAA state championships.

Shipp played a major role in the Chargers’ success, catching 173 passes for 2,934 yards and 37 touchdowns during his high school career.

That talent displayed on the gridiron earned Shipp the opportunity to play in one final high school game – the All-American Bowl.

Let’s just say, Shipp showed out.

“Jordan Shipp was a late arrival to the All-American Bowl, but quickly made his presence felt with a big performance during the joint practice on Day 2,” On3Sports’ Charles Power said. “The North Carolina pledge had multiple touchdowns on the day, flashing his patented strong hands. Shipp is a pure ball winner, excels at finishing through contact and winning in contested situations. He also showed good movement skills and ability to win deep. A productive player on Friday nights, seeing Shipp in this national all-star setting confirmed what we saw from him as a senior. The Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day standout moved into the On300 back in November and certainly looked the part of a blue-chip receiver prospect in San Antonio.”

According to UNC’s official football roster, Shipp enrolled early and is now on campus in Chapel Hill. We know that Carolina head coach Mack Brown is eager to have a receiver of Shipp’s talent on campus.

Shipp has a very real path to extensive playing time, with Nate McCollum being the only senior projected back. No other returning wide receiver, besides McCollum and J.J. Jones, has proven themselves to be a consistent threat on game day.

 

Story originally appeared on Tarheels Wire